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CBS makes major announcement during live 'Big Brother' — and Twitter flips out

Kylie Mar
Host & Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

A lot happened on Thursday night’s double-eviction episode of Big Brother. Alex Ow and Jason Dent were blindsided, Dent was so mad about being evicted that he didn’t even say goodbye to anyone, everyone cried, and then Raven Walton cried — but then cartwheeled and kicked for joy, about also losing half a million dollars. However, the biggest news of the night actually had nothing to do with this season.

At the end of the show, host Julie Chen revealed that CBS will air, for the first time in the U.S., a celebrity spin-off of the series in the winter of 2018.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Chen said, “We’re being realistic. It’s not going to be all Oscar winners, but maybe we’ll have someone who won an Oscar decades ago. Whoever casts ‘Dancing With the Stars’ does an amazing job.” While no celebs have been cast yet, Chen shared who’s on her casting dream team. “Tonya Harding. Martha Stewart, and Snoop Dogg — that’s a love affair waiting to happen. Sean Spicer and Melissa McCarthy, which will never happen. Andy Cohen is a super fan, hilarious and speaks his mind. He’s not afraid to stand up for himself or a friend, and he’s fiercely loyal. And who is the one who acts crazy every now and then? Is it Shia LaBeouf? I don’t know if I want him.”

Meanwhile, fans immediately took to Twitter to share their excitement about the news.


Big Brother airs Sundays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and live evictions air Thursdays at 9 p.m. on CBS.

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